Sunday 18 February 2018 / 12:35 PM


Commentary Box Sports brings you a wrap of last week’s action involving Aussies and Kiwis playing over in Europe.


In the Premier League Kiwi defender Winston Reid helped West Ham to a 3-1 away victory over Southampton, which sees them sit ninth on the ladder.

Two of Australasia’s biggest Championship stars, Aaron Mooy and Chris Wood, clashed at John Smith’s Stadium in Huddersfield, with Mooy getting the chocolates by way of Huddersfield Town’s 2-1 victory.

Wood got Leeds back equal just after the half-hour mark with his 21st goal in 18 appearances, but it wasn’t enough to save his side from late heartbreak.

In the 90th minute Mooy fired a long-range effort which deflected to the feet of teammate Michael Hefele, who tapped it home to secure the victory.

The match will perhaps be best remembered for an ugly on-field mass brawl after Huddersfield boss David Wagner and Leeds counterpart Garry Monk clashed following the late goal.

Over at Ipswich Town, former All Whites centre back Tommy Smith made his return from a long lay-off following back surgery, turning out in the club’s U23 team in an 8-0 win.

That match also saw New Zealand U20s forward Monty Patterson score a hat-trick.

Australian Aiden O’Neill had a strong debut for Oldham Athletic in League One.

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